Canada Prime Minister says he feels the pain of Boushie's family after not guilty verdict in Stanley trial

21:41  10 february  2018
21:41  10 february  2018 Source:   Star Phoenix

'Bring drums': Boushie support rallies planned in Saskatoon, Regina after Stanley not-guilty verdict

  'Bring drums': Boushie support rallies planned in Saskatoon, Regina after Stanley not-guilty verdict 'Bring drums': Boushie support rallies planned in Saskatoon, Regina after Stanley not-guilty verdict People are gathering in Saskatoon, Regina and other Canadian cities Saturday to show their support for the family of Colten Boushie after Gerald Stanley, a Saskatchewan farmer, was acquitted Friday of responsibility for Boushie's death. "There is no justice!" yelled people in the courtroom after the jury foreman read out the verdict Friday night. Moments earlier, the presiding judge had urged calm despite the "raw emotions" felt by those in the room.

"A white jury came out with a verdict of not guilty of Gerald Stanley , who shot and killed my nephew. "I can't imagine the grief and sorrow the Boushie family is feeling tonight," he wrote. The trial heard that Boushie , from the Red Pheasant First Nation, was shot in the head while he was

Many members of Boushie ’ s family were ushered out of the courtroom in tears by court workers. Jade Tootoosis, the cousin of Colten Boushie , speaks to media outside of Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench after a jury delivered a verdict of not guilty on Feb. 9, 2018, in the trial of Gerald Stanley

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The not guilty verdict in Gerald Stanley’s trial brought a range of reactions from across the country during the weekend.

Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer charged with second-degree murder in the death of Cree man Colten Boushie on Aug. 9, 2016, was acquitted by a jury in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench on Friday evening.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted on Friday night that he had spoken with federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould (@puglaas) and that he couldn’t imagine “the grief and sorrow” the Boushie family was feeling.

“Sending love to them from the US,” Trudeau wrote.

Boushie family to meet federal justice minister

  Boushie family to meet federal justice minister Boushie family to meet federal justice ministerA jury in Battleford, Sask., deliberated 13 hours before finding Gerald Stanley not guilty of second degree murder Friday in the 2016 death of Colten Boushie, a resident of the Red Pheasant First Nation.

He said he was in jail for killing someone and when he went to sleep he had dreams about the man he killed. He felt genuine remorse but there was nothing he could do. Gerald Stanley trial : Jury delivers not guilty verdict in murder of Colten Boushie .

CleanCornwallis Statue, Colten Boushie Trial , Tortoise Found, Afghan Airline, Bridget Lawless 24 Oct 2016 ' The pain just doesn't stop': Colten Boushie ' s family struggles to cope with his death Colten Boushie , 22, was shot and killed Tuesday after the vehicle he was in drove onto a farm in the

Wilson-Raybould replied that she also felt the pain of the Boushie family.

“My thoughts are with the family of Colton Boushie tonight,” she wrote. “I truly feel your pain and I hear all of your voices. As a country we can and must do better — I am committed to working everyday to ensure justice for all Canadians.”

On Saturday, Trudeau told Global News that he understands Indigenous people in Canada are heartbroken and angry.

“Our hearts go out to Colten Boushie’s family. His mom Debbie, his friends and the entire community,” Trudeau said. “I’m not going to comment on the process that led us to this point today. But I am going to say we have come to this point as a country far too many times. Indigenous people across this country are angry. They’re heartbroken. And I know Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians alike know that we have to do better.”

Ministers say Canada must 'do better' after Boushie verdict

  Ministers say Canada must 'do better' after Boushie verdict Federal ministers say the country must do better for Indigenous peoples in the Canadian justice system after a Saskatchewan jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of killing Colten Boushie. Justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Indigenous services minister Jane Philpott both posted on Twitter they want more to be done.Justin Trudeau echoed those statements, offering his condolences to Boushie's family. "I'm not going to comment on the process that led to this point today, but I am going to say we have come to this point as a country far too many times," he told reporters Saturday morning.

Stanley told the jury he saw “something metal” pointed at him when he reached across Boushie to turn off the SUV, but that he hadn’t realized it might be a gun.  Gerald Stanley trial : Jury delivers not guilty verdict in death of  City preparing for more water main breaks and frozen pipes.

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Senator Murray Sinclair, a former Aboriginal judge in Manitoba and the chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, posted a poem on Facebook Saturday morning expressing his sorrow.

“I may grieve for some time./ But then again…/ we have been grieving a long time./ This is why/ we can’t “just get over it and move on”./ My country won’t let me,” Sinclair wrote.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page was created to support the Stanley family and their legal fees.

“Unfortunate events to follow led to, what was proved to be, a freak accident, which cost the life of one of the young men,” the post read.

Fifteen hours after being posted, the page had raised $10,000 of its $25,000 goal.

Trudeau promises justice system reform .
OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau says much needs to be done to fix the way First Nations people are treated within Canada's criminal justice system. But the prime minister says it would be "completely inappropriate" to comment on the specifics of last week's acquittal of a Saskatchewan farmer in the killing of 22-year-old Colten Boushie. Speaking in the House of Commons, Trudeau says First Nations people are underrepresented on juries and overrepresented in the prison population — a situation he says his government is committed to solving.

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